Urban park

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about urban park
A CITY WITHIN A CITY
A NEW GREEN FORUM FOR DOWNTOWN LA
BUILDING A SPACE FOR THE COMMUNITY
CREATING A GARDEN FOR EVERYONE
IN THE MEADOW, ON THE ROOF

Project • By asap/ adam sokol architecture practiceParks/Gardens

Skid Grow

Our concept for Skid Grow takes a radically different direction, asking how we can reconsider our land use policies to make the best possible use of LA’s vast urban areas to the greatest benefit of all Angelenos, including the unhoused and those needing more support. Our premise is that there is tremendous value inherent in the area currently known as Skid Row, and by seeking to unlock that value we can create significant market rate and affordable housing while also directing unprecedented resources to the benefit of the unhoused. Caption Caption Our vision for Skid Grow includes: 16,500 units of market rate housing, 2,100 units of affordable housing, 8,000 units of supportive housing, and 6,500 shelter beds. This would be... More

Project • By Natureza UrbanaParks/Gardens

Fonte do Bispo Requalification

The architectural firm Natureza Urbana has just completed an extensive urbanrevitalization at the historic center of São Luís – Maranhão, focused on qualifyingpublic spaces, improving the interlocution with the existing heritage and boosting thelocal micro-entrepreneurs market. The projects were part of a program created to revitalize the historic city center of thestate capital of Maranhão, financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).The firm led 3 important renovations: one at ‘Praça da Misericórdia’ (Mercy Square),other at ‘Praça da Saudade’ (Saudade Square) and another at Fonte do Bispo(Bishop's Fountain), an area around a bus station on Vitorino F... More

Project • By Natureza UrbanaParks/Gardens

Praça da Saudade requalification

The architectural firm Natureza Urbana has just completed an extensive urbanrevitalization at the historic center of São Luís – Maranhão, focused on qualifyingpublic spaces, improving the interlocution with the existing heritage and boosting thelocal micro-entrepreneurs market. The projects were part of a program created to revitalize the historic city center of thestate capital of Maranhão, financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).The firm led 3 important renovations: one at ‘Praça da Misericórdia’ (Mercy Square),other at ‘Praça da Saudade’ (Saudade Square) and another at Fonte do Bispo(Bishop's Fountain), an area around a bus station on Vitorino F... More

Project • By Jofre Roca arquitectesParks/Gardens

Maria Martori Park Urban

The project arises from the need to transform an urban void occupied by an old soccer field into a new public space. By creating a new plaza that could respond to different needs of the population. A new plaza capable of housing a multitude of outdoor activities, from games, children's areas, terraces for future venues, rehabilitation and exercise areas, rest areas, meeting areas, etc.   Spaces ceded by a woman, who gives the park its name, are occupied by the municipality of Mont-roig del Camp on condition that they are used perpetually for community activities. The project is in charge of renovating this space, which was in disuse, in a declining state. A way to establish new relationships between this public space, adjacent to a r... More

Project • By Kuth Ranieri ArchitectsPavilions

Shishan Park - Pavilions

Kuth Ranieri was engaged by Tom Leader Studio Landscape Architecture to design several pavilions for Lion Mountain/Shishan Park in Suzhou, China. The pavilions offer amenities along the ring road that surrounds the historic mountain and adjacent lakes. They include the Flower Pavilion (a 4000 SF Tea House), the Lake Pavilion (1,000 SF), the Sports Pavilion (13,400 SF), and the Restroom Pavilion (a 2,000 SF prototype that will proliferate throughout the park). Each of these structures is distinct in its form, but are constructed from a common palette of natural materials and details, including local brickwork, wood roofing systems, and custom cruciform steel columns (a la Mies). They are designed to be contemporary while integrating with the... More

Project • By dhk ArchitectsParks/Gardens

Battery Park

Battery Park is a new 12 000 sqm (1.2 hectre) urban park situated at a key entranceway to one of Africa’s most visited tourist destinations, the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. Developed as the nucleus of a larger urban vision for the district, the site includes a park and piazza that effectively conceal a 1 206-bay parking facility as well as new pedestrian routes to invigorate the precinct with activity. The site is of archaeological importance as it contains the remnants of one of the city’s oldest structures, coastal fortification the Amsterdam Battery. This provided a unique opportunity for architecture and urban design firm dhk – to pay homage to the historic landmark whilst incorporating a parking facility and providin... More

Project • By Montgomery + Townsend Architecture DesignParks/Gardens

Park Pool

Park Pool is a pop-up park designed to occupy a single parking space on Pike Street between Summit and Belmont in Capitol Hill. It is a 20’x5’x2’ deep volume completely covered in natural grass. Designed to allow individuals to lounge and relax comfortably and engage in conversation, but deep enough to immerse visitors in a lush green environment in the middle of the city. When visitors are seated, they can still engage with the surrounding urban fabric lying down, however, offers visitors a completely immersive experience, as the grass wraps up the sides and surrounds the individual, screening views and sounds of the city. Montgomery Townsend would like to thank Gather Seattle for their help throughout the event, and Fr... More

Project • By sundaymorningParks/Gardens

Regeneration of Parco delle Sughere

Since Forties the community of Castagneto Carducci looked at Parco delle Sughere (Cork Oaks Park) as a place where the sense of common identity could be materialized in a physical space. Cattle market firstly, then trailer park in Eighties, since 2000 's the park was managed by social advancement associations. In this way the park became an important place for sociality and leisure. Today this place hosts the most significative events for collective participation. Nevertheless, getting on in years, the equipments and the structures became inadequate, for dimensions and functionality, in regard to the current needs. Territory Looking at the shape of the territory, it is possible to see how it is made of linear elements: the continuous Th... More